University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science building foundation for success
LARAMIE, Wyo. — A new era is dawning for the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS)—an age that will elevate the college to new heights of excellence in education, research and service. Guided by the Wyoming Governor’s Energy, Engineering, STEM Integration Task Force and CEAS leadership, the Tier-1 Engineering Initiative was born.
A complex of facilities—which includes the Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility, the Energy Innovation Center, the future High Bay Research Facility planned for the east campus, and a new Engineering Building north of Lewis Street—will provide the necessary infrastructure for growth.
The Tier-1 Dream
“I think the whole idea behind the Tier-1 dream for engineering is really creating a program, facilities and environment that turns out world-class undergraduate engineers, that has top-tier graduate programs, that has research that matters to the state of Wyoming and to global industry, and that has a fantastic K–14 pipeline of future scientists and engineers across the state,” says Thomas Botts, co-chair of the task force and a CEAS graduate. The retired executive vice president of global manufacturing for Royal Dutch Shell, Botts is a board director for EnPro Industries Inc. and Wood Group.